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Good job if you like to travel.
Technical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Lawton, OKDecember 7, 2016
I work for Raytheon as an instructor and writer for courses taught on the repair of the Patriot Missile System. The job is not very hard, but can be stressful at times. You have to be willing to speak in front of a large group. And you must be willing to travel. I am gone more than I am at home. Raytheon as a company has excellent benefits, and great pay. They are also very accepting of people from different cultures, backgrounds, and lifestyles. Before homosexual marriage was legal in the US, Raytheon accepted partners that lived together to apply for benefits allowed married couples. Overall it is a great place to work.
Pros
Benefits and pay and travel opportunities.
Cons
Stressful at times, not home a lot.
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Benefits lost have not been restored
Manager II Engineering (Current Employee) –  Dulles, VADecember 21, 2016
The recession a few years ago got everyone nervous about keeping their jobs and companies, to include Raytheon, understandably sought to cut costs. Many benefits were reduced and the cost to the employee, particularly for health care, went up. Now that the economy and company are well-off, the benefits we lost have not been restored. It's the new norm, and I'm certain this isn't unique to Raytheon, but nontheless, a company that wants to retain it's talent should pass along the prosperity as quickly as it makes cuts when times are tough.
Pros
9/80 schedule, good pay to keep your clearance
Cons
No upward mobility within my office
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DOD Company
Technician Support Specialist N85 (Former Employee) –  Greenville, TX 75403September 15, 2016
Learning is encouraged at Raytheon especially in the electrical testing field, management practices and administration, new and innovative electronics, computer sciences, and highly specialized NAVAL equipment.

Hardest part of the job is the schedule of the Government, and potentially the hours required to work.

Most enjoyable part of the job is the care and support that management and upper management play int he advancement of their employees.
Pros
Employment Advancement, Company Benefits
Cons
Work Schedule
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Compensation and Benefits is the best thing about employment here.
Media Specialist (Former Employee) –  Goleta, CAOctober 31, 2016
Routine/repetition in daily tasks most of the time. Was given the opportunity to be cross trained in a publications department. My former immediate manager valued employee opinions whereas current management doesn't appear to care. Mixed, some were back stabbers to benefit themselves. The hardest part of the job was trying to work past the negatives.
Pros
Compensation, Benefits and employee discount program
Cons
Managements viewpoint of
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Military Aerospace Engineering
Multi-Disciplined Engineer (Former Employee) –  El Segundo, CAJune 15, 2016
Raytheon has been a good place to work. During times of growth with work to keep the staff feeling secure it can be an enjoyable place to work. When there are reductions in head count and closing of facilities the workplace can be depressing.
There is a flex work schedule for many employees that allows the employees a daily schedule that can be better tailored to their lives. Most employees follow a 9/80 work schedule with alternating Fridays off. Benefits including health care, dental, vision, 401K, and IRA are industry standard and are adjusted every year to be in line with competing employers.
Pros
Large employer with opportunities for career advancement
Cons
Defense contractor producing weapons of war
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good place to work with good people
Operations Technician & In-Process/Final Inspector (Former Employee) –  Portsmouth, RIOctober 26, 2016
good place to work but hard to develop and move up due to the union. non stressful environment with good management. benefits and vacation/ sick time were a plus.
Pros
wages were competitive
Cons
benefits could have been better
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System's Engineer Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Aurora, COSeptember 19, 2016
Raytheon is a great place to work. Many opportunities for advancement in a fast paced and demanding work environment. If you're a hard worker and have a great attitude sky's the limit with this company!
Pros
Competitive pay, good benefits
Cons
Depending or organization, corporate culture can be rugged
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Great company to work for
Senior Industrial Security Specialist, CPSO (Current Employee) –  Goleta, CAJanuary 16, 2017
I learned a lot during my time with the company. Great management and great people. Always helpful and looked after their employees. Good benefits and room to grow.
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Smart People, Probably Most Technically Literate Company in Defense.
SOFTWARE ENGINEER (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMay 9, 2016
Work environment is casual. Come in when you want: just make sure you finish your work.

I learned a ton. They really trust you to be able to do the work. And there's good and bad to that: you have an amazing opportunity to grow, impress and learn but you may stumble and fail.

Management is variable but overall, I haven't heard anyone complain immensely. No micromanagement or abusive behavior.

Co-workers are engineers in the most traditional sense. You're amongst your own kind.

Hardest part of the job is dealing with the unsexiness of the defense industry. Another other complaints comes with any software job: boring bug tracking tasks, etc.

Most enjoyable is the flexibility and the freedom to prove your knowledge/intellect.

Pay is average.
Pros
Flexible work schedules, great benefits.
Cons
Unsexy, will not make you rich.
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Retired Air Force Officer moved into Raytheon
Sr. Technical Planner II (Current Employee) –  Aurora, COJanuary 14, 2017
High paced work environment with hourly challenges. Love the benefits of a satisfying work day. Protecting lives and keeping the boots on the ground safe to come home to their families
Pros
Comodery
Cons
Glass ceiling in the pay structure
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A great place to work with great benefits.
Production Control Planning Specialist (Former Employee) –  McKinney, TXJune 25, 2016
Flex time to allow work life balance made it easier to maintain perfect attendance. Attention to respecting others while getting the job done was a strong emphasis in the working environment. I learned the importance of integrity and the impact it has on self and others.
Pros
Flex Time and benefits
Cons
Hard to transition from non-exempt into exempt position, but not impossible.
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Clean work place
Product Quality Audit / Inspection (Current Employee) –  Seminole, FLSeptember 21, 2016
Great work environment. Management could use some training. Hard place to keep contracts. layoffs very often. Good benefits, college reimbursement, 401k, medical and dental.
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Positive Workplace
International Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYJanuary 11, 2017
Good company to work for. Employees are valued, mostly team players. Rewarding work supporting the War fighter. Good pay and benefits package. Good experience.
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Great Company
Sr Safety Engineer II (Current Employee) –  Tewksbury, MAOctober 29, 2016
I've worked for Raytheon for almost 10 years. Excellent company and benefits. Diversity and respect for others important in company
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good pay good benefits
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  State College, PAOctober 20, 2016
This company was a very good company to work for. They gave good benefits along with good pay. I was sorry when I got laid off when they laid off 15000 employees nationwide.
Pros
good pay good benefits
Cons
getting laid off
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Great company to work for
Production Specialist (machinist) (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXSeptember 19, 2016
Very clean shop, with new equipment to work with.
workers are all easy to work with
Management always there to assist when needed.
Company has great benefits.
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Complex but sluggish engineering environment
Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Aurora, CONovember 18, 2016
IIS develops very complex systems. There is a tremendous amount of domain knowledge within the company. The main fault with the company is that these large unwieldy programs are being strangulated with an ill fitting agile/scrum management implementation (not to be confused with an actual engineering methodology).
Pros
Great people and co-workers
Cons
There is no work-life balance, The agile/scrum management implementation fosters a culture of failure, and artificial emergency.
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Job Culture and ability to learn/advance were prevalant at the site
Operations and Manufacturing Co-Op Program (Former Employee) –  Largo, FLJune 28, 2016
The Co-Op experience was fantastic for learning the different sides of the business at Raytheon. I only had 2 years of experience at this company, but the overall culture/job was interesting and challenging.
Pros
Work/Life Balance
Cons
Benefits
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This is a great company to work for despite the lack in job security.
Senior Training and Development Specialist (Current Employee) –  Sierra Vista, AZJune 14, 2016
The leadership really look out for all the employees to the best of their ability. Great benefits and the family to work ratio is great for those with families. The only downside to working with this company is the lack of job security due to the contract based employees.
Pros
Great benefits, Excellent leadership
Cons
Lack of job security
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Great place to work
Calibration Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Tucson, AZDecember 26, 2016
overall good to work at and enjoy the benefits. Work is steady, focused, and overall support is admirable to get the tasks done.
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